Far from Home A Soldier's Life at the Front

This major gallery installation features a life-size trench and takes an in-depth look at the young soldiers and nurses who served in World War I. Descendants of Wellington County soldiers were used as models for the mannequins and painting in the gallery.

The Museum and Archives received an Award of Merit - Outstanding Achievement in Programming/Interpretation for this gallery in 2002 from the Ontario Museum Association.


It's 11 am, a quiet time in the trenches. The night-time bombardments and; trench raids are over. Private Ken Anderson surveys No Man's land for movement. Beside him Private Glasford Adsett does sentry duty. Seated, private Jim Rogers pulls out a photo of his mother Annie. He kicks at a rat at his feet. Their feet are all freezing and they are covered in lice.

Remembrance Ceremony and Display 


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